Job Description

Reference # : 16-01672Title : Portfolio Manager
Location : New York, NY
Experience Level : Start Date : 12/07/2016
Top Tier Investment Bank is seeking Sr. Portfolio Manager:
The Risk and Finance IT (RF IT) CTB portfolio sizes at ~ CHF 500m per year. In particular RF IT needs an experienced Portfolio Manager to assist in the management of the programs and projects within the RF IT portfolio. This role is required to:
§ Own, manage, and drive the portfolio and resource forecasting and ensure that the monthly variances are understood and documented.
§ Cover a global portfolio with specific concentration in the US and EMEA, this role will have close and regular interaction and collaboration with IT program managers, project managers, and PMOs.
§ Responsibilities include partnering with the RF IT Change teams in the coordination of new demand and planning activities for the portfolio
§ Devise and implement processes to provide senior management with transparency and real-time visibility into portfolio performance to enable effective and timely decision making
§ Establish governance with CFO COO and IT Finance to ensure compliance with centrally mandated procedures and applicable synergies.
§ Establish and maintain effective communication across a global portfolio management stakeholder community (including business sponsors, program management offices, divisional COO organizations).
§ Generate reports on the portfolio including financials, program and project statuses, dependencies, risks and issues, milestones, etc. meeting both standard routine and ad hoc requests.
§ Manage ad-hoc reporting activities and 'fire-drills':
- Create senior management packs for IT
- Provide and co-ordinate IT Portfolio reporting and management decks

§ Portfolio level
- Status reporting
- Milestone tracking

- Risks, issues and dependencies

- Financials tracking (budget and actuals)
- Tracking of change requests
§ Leadership
- Informing management of key issues
- Exemplary teamwork skills

§ Collaboration
- Coordinate with IT Teams to schedule and complete assigned tasks
- Partner with business and other stakeholders to understand and analyze the portfolio

We are an integral part of the global IT function that underpins the Bank's corporate reputation and are responsible for implementing best in class applications capable of receiving quality data in a timely manner. Our objectives are to drive architectural simplification and reduce complexity, resulting in a stronger delivery capability. This is only made possible by our motivated, skilled and well trained team of over 4000 employees worldwide.

Over the last few years, the regulatory environment has intensified with a steady flow of new legislation. Risk & Finance IT has met this challenge, delivering many critical initiatives. The continued demand for front-to-back transparency will require even greater collaboration to align data sources and establish common processes between the CRO and CFO businesses.
Together, our mission is to continually align ourselves with the business, optimizing its operating model, leveraging shared global resources and services.
§ Bachelor or equivalent degree
§ Several years of hands on Portfolio Management experience, preferably gained
§ Service oriented, reliable and committed personality
§ Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)and OnePPM (Clarity) this is critical
§ Excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both verbal and written
§ Senior management experience must have ability to manage high level meetings with Stakeholders
§ Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously
§ Experience generating status, milestone, risk, issue, assumptions, and dependency reporting across a portfolio
§ Accountancy background would be helpful.
§ Multi-regional experience international experience
§ Flexibility in mind and ability to drive and implement change
§ Project Management certification is a plus (PMI, PRINCE, etc)

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